Studio in Art Lesson Plans

This project focuses on:
  • Drawing leaves through observation
  • Designing an asymmetrical compostion
  • Developing a composition that has 50% positive space and 50% negative space
  • Rendering the negative space with value graduation in either monochromatic or analagous color schemes
  • Rendering the positive space with a buildup of lines to develop at least five textures
  • Adding an element of 3 dimensionality to one or more leaves


Create a composition of leaves, drawing each repeatedly to create a strong composition. Use color graduation with oil pastel for the background, and varied line textures inside the leaves. Accent the shapes and pull together the composition by varying line thickness around leaves.

leaf drawing image

leaf drawing project checksheet

Inking Techniques 1
Inking Techniques 2
Inking Techniques 3
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Inking Techniques 6
SB 2 Line File